About BU

About Boston University

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, along with a number of multidisciplinary centers and institutes that are central to the University’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University is the fourth largest private university in the United States and was recently ranked 50th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education.

About Metropolitan College
Metropolitan College, one of Boston University’s 17 degree-granting schools and colleges, was established in 1965. The College demonstrates excellence in teaching and research, with over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, offered full-time and part-time in convenient evening, online, and blended formats. There are over 30,000 Metropolitan College alumni worldwide.

About Department of Administrative Sciences
The College’s Administrative Sciences department responds to the educational needs of a diverse student body by designing and providing practically focused and intellectually challenging academic programs. The department’s mission is to produce students who are critical thinkers—broad in perspective, international in attitude, competent in communications, and skilled in the tools necessary to compete in their selected specializations.

Our Mission in the Administrative Sciences Department
We combine contemporary research and established practice to instill in our diverse student population the personal and intellectual skills needed to excel in changing, globally ambiguous, culturally diverse and uncertain environments.  We strive to produce critical thinkers and creative leaders with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their lives, in their careers, and in society.

Accreditations & Rankings

Boston University is one of the most respected and accredited universities in the world. Here’s proof.

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Why Choose BU?

Discover what makes Boston University’s suite of Graduate Programs in Management one of the world’s best platforms in management education.

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Why Choose BU’s Specialized Master’s Degree?

BU takes a global approach to provide an interdisciplinary blend of courses not found in other programs, like the traditional MBA.

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Online Learning at BU

There are many distinctive traits of BU. But perhaps what we’re most proud about is our unrelenting focus on community and student support.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the online management programs at Boston University.

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This section is where you can learn more about the BU online experience directly from our students.

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